Lincoln High School adheres to the Leon County School Board’s Student Code of Conduct.
Lincoln High School reserves the right to limit campus access after regular school hours to any student who has been disciplined for a violation of LCSB code of conduct or Lincoln High School honor code.
School Hours for students
Students are supervised by Lincoln High School faculty and staff 30 minutes prior to the start of the school day and 30 minutes after its conclusion. Lincoln administrators may limit student access to campus outside of this supervised window.
Any student who breaks the law regarding alcohol or drugs on campus or at school-sponsored functions, including suspicion of intoxication, will receive disciplinary action. The consequences for violation of the drug and alcohol rules may include suspension for up to ten (10) days and assessment by school-approved drug and alcohol professionals. Repeated violations may result in dismissal or expulsion from the school/school district.
Possession or use of any tobacco product by a student is a violation of Leon County School Board policy. Smoking is prohibited within 1,000 feet of school grounds and at all school functions.
Students have a right to attend school and to learn in an environment where all students and adults are treated equally without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, handicap, perceived disability, or record of disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Lincoln High School follows all bullying policies adopted by Leon County.
If a student is 15, 16, or 17, Florida law mandates that he or she must either have a high school diploma, a GED, or be enrolled in school and maintain regular attendance to be issued and to maintain a driver’s license. A student under 18 will have his/her license suspended if:
1. He/she withdraws and does not enroll in another school or graduate.
2. He/she is absent unexcused eleven (11) consecutive days or twenty (20) cumulative days in one year, thus failing to comply with the attendance agreement.
Emergency drills, planned by the administration, will be conducted with or without advance notice. These include fire drills, tornado/ severe weather drills, lockdowns, etc. Directions are posted in all rooms giving an exit route in case of emergency. Students and teachers should familiarize themselves with these at the beginning of the school year. During fire drills students are to leave the building, remain with their class, proceed to designated areas in a single file line, and remain quiet until the bell rings indicating the “all clear.”
Saturday School: This discipline program is used as an alternative to out-of-class suspensions.
In-School Suspensions: The ISD program is used as an alternative classroom where the student who has been temporarily removed from the classroom can continue to work on his/her essential assignments.
Out-of School Suspensions: Students may be suspended from school, or riding the bus, for no longer than ten school days unless extended by the Superintendent of Schools of the School Board. Absences during the suspension shall be considered administrative absences. A student may make up any work missed only during the first suspension in a school year. Students who are suspended are not permitted to participate in or attend any school-sponsored activity while on suspension.
Telephone Use & Deliveries
Students should not use the telephone during class time or between classes unless it is an emergency. Emergency calls should be made from the Attendance Office with a pass. The phone in the Attendance Office is also available before and after school.
Lincoln High School does not accept deliveries for students during the school day.
Expulsion is a denial of access to the Leon County Public School System. Serious and/or repeated misconduct may be cause for expulsion. Expulsion can be affected and rescinded only by the Leon County School Board. The length of the expulsion shall not exceed the end of the school year. The principal will suspend the student ten (10) school days, with a recommendation for expulsion, and notify the superintendent and parents by letter. (Refer to the Student Code of Conduct for reasons for expulsion.)
Lockers are available for student use but are the property of the school. Lockers may be searched by school personnel with probable cause or at random. The school assumes no responsibility for articles lost or stolen from lockers.
Lost and Found
All found articles should be taken to the Student Affairs Office. Articles left unclaimed at the end of the school year will be donated to a charity or similar organization.
Off-Campus Lunch Privileges
According to School Board policy, off campus privileges are ONLY for juniors and seniors who have a notarized parent approval form on file in Student Affairs.
This privilege can be taken away for transporting unauthorized students off campus during lunch, leaving campus during lunch without an approved off-campus pass, reckless driving, speeding, not wearing seat belts, etc.
At no time will ninth and tenth graders be allowed to leave campus for lunch.
All parking at Lincoln High School is assigned. It is a privilege, not a right, for students to drive and park on campus.
To be eligible to park on campus, students must:
1. have no unpaid textbook fees or other outstanding financial obligations;
2. have a weighted GPA of 1.75 or higher to obtain a parking permit; and
3. maintain a weighted GPA of 2.0 or higher each nine weeks.
Eligible students must register their vehicles and obtain a parking permit in the Student Affairs office. Failure to park in the designated space may result in suspension of a student’s campus parking privileges. Speeding, reckless driving, or excessive noise on school property or near any school building will not be tolerated. The speed limit on campus is 5 mph, and the speed limit on Trojan Trail in front of the school is 20 mph.
The campus parking facilities are the property of the Leon County School Board. Vehicles are subject to search with reasonable suspicion of illegal items or items not allowed on campus.
Students should only be in the parking lot when arriving at or leaving school, or when leaving for or returning from lunch. Students are not allowed to park in the areas set aside for faculty, staff, or visitors.
Restricted Items: Cell Phones, Music Players, SKATEBOARDS, etc.
Students are allowed to have cell phones, music players, etc., on their person at school, but they are not allowed to use them during or between classes. CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF DURING CLASS AND IN THE HALLWAYS.
Students may use them before school, during lunch, or after school. Any use of such items during class or in the hallways will result in confiscation. The items may be claimed by a parent or guardian in the Student Affairs Office.
Refusal to give up any item to a school employee is an automatic two day out-of-school suspension. Like all other items on campus, electronic devices are subject to search.
Skateboards and skateboarding are not allowed on the Lincoln High School campus.
Lincoln High School is not responsible for lost or stolen items.